1. Describe the world you come from - for example, your family, community or school - and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
I am a teenager who aspires to fulfill my dreams and aspirations. I plan to use the insight I have gained from my background to positively change the world.
As the first member of my family to become a citizen of the United States, I had a unique upbringing which influenced me to persevere and achieve my goals. My parents moved to America, their land of opportunity, to build a future for themselves and their children. Because they were from modest backgrounds in India and were raised in the poorest states, my parents initially struggled to succeed. To make matters more difficult, they were educated in local dialects and spoke very little English. Nevertheless, believing in their capacity to achieve and intent on success, both pursued higher education. I am truly inspired by how sheer determination and hard work have empowered them to excel in their professional environments. I am proud of my mother who has achieved significant successes without sacrificing her traditional roles as a wife and mother. As a teacher, she has been recognized nationally for her excellence in technology integration and has been promoted to an administrative position in her school district. My mother's story is a reflection of the potential our country has as the melting pot of the world, and it has taught me to embrace new experiences and people.
Growing up in Edison, New Jersey also epitomizes this ideal because I am surrounded by neighbors, fellow classmates, and teachers who have their own success stories.
My exposure to a diverse community and my family background have inspired in me the desire to positively change the world. Ultimately, my goal is to redress injustice in the world by contributing to the field of political science. To begin fulfilling my aspirations, I have been an activist for the rights of the elderly, children, and animals. I have also aligned myself with numerous organizations which aim to endorse change through direct assistance (should I give an example?). My admiration for the righteousness of our government has also been demonstrated through my interest in history and the legal system. Apart from the rigorous history courses that I have taken during high school, I participated in a ten day program that discussed civil and criminal law. Through lectures, simulations, and debates, I was able to grasp the key concepts of our justice system. Apart from academics and extra-curricular activities, I am motivated to effect positive changes in the world. My steps toward becoming a public servant have reinforced the significant roles that education and dedication have played in creating a well-rounded and informed student and citizen. I believe that my exposure to diversity has been a source of inspiration, has made me a more sensitive human being, and has prepared me for the rigors of a four year college education.
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